Flooding: the latest across the district
The Environment Agency is warning of a continued risk of surface water and river flooding today across the district and drivers are being urged to take care on the roads.
Areas currently suffering serious flood problems are:
- A61 Ripon Road closed from B6165 Main Street to Station Lane at Ripley, because of an accident
- A61 Ripon Road northbound closed due to flooding from Main Street to Station Lane
- A59 from Scate Moor Lane to J47 of the A1 at Whixley, queieing traffic and heavier than normal
- Kirk Hammerton, just passable
- The North Deighton to Spofforth road (Harrogate Road) is closed
- Huby, near Weeton, just passable
- Otley A659 Pool Road between East Busk Lane and A658 - closed due to flooding. A car is stuck in the water and Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.
- The road between Bishop Monkton and Roecliffe is passable with care.
- The B6161 at Leathley is flooded.
- The road between Bishop Monkton and Ripon is passable with care.
There are currently 17 flood warnings, and 37 flood alerts in place for Yorkshire and the North East, mainly concentrated in North Yorkshire and County Durham. Further flood alerts and flood warnings may be issued, so communities are urged to be vigilant.
Rain has continued to fall across the region overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day, causing river levels to rise.
Emergency teams from the Environment Agency have been working over the weekend to monitor river levels, clear blockages from watercourses and operate pumping stations and washlands to try and manage river levels.
More than 2,000 properties across the region have received an alert or warning this weekend through our Floodline Warnings Direct service.
Phil Younge, Flood Risk Manager at the Environment Agency, said: “We are expecting more rain throughout Monday, and are urging people to remain vigilant, and check their risk of flooding.
“Our teams have been out around the clock over the last few days to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding. We are continuing to deploy teams across the country to warn communities at risk.
“You can sign up for flood warnings and check the latest information on the Environment Agency’s website, where we also have information on how to prepare for flooding. Or call our Floodline on 0845 988 1188.”
There are 10 flood alerts across North Yorkshire and the City of York.
- The main affected areas are:
- The River Ouse and the River Foss in York.
- The River Tutt at Boroughbridge.
- The River Swale at Myton-on-Swale.
- The River Wiske at Kirby Wiske.
- Willow Beck at Northallerton.
- There is also a flood alert for the River Leven.
- There is flooding in the Selby area, however the A19 at Chapel Haddlesey and the B1222 at Cawood Bridge are open as normal.
- There is localised flooding in Saxton but the roads are passable with care.
- The roads in and around Appleton Roebuck also remain open despite some standing water.
Hambleton and Richmondshire
- There is heavy flooding on the A19 southbound carriageway at Knayton near Thirsk which has forced the closure of lane 1.
- The A64 at Brompton is flooded but is passable with care at Constable Burton.
- The B6274 at Gilling West towards the A66 is closed.
- Dalton village is flooded but passable with care.
- Dayton village is closed.
People can check the Environment Agency website for the latest information: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood and sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency’s website or by calling the Environment Agency Floodline on 0845 988 1188.
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Weather for Harrogate
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 11 C
Wind Speed: 29 mph
Wind direction: North east
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